Discover local culture and help us out in Abruzzo, Italy

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We are two semi retired English teachers that have worked and lived in Asia and Europe for many years.

    We are easy going vegetarians with a commitment to organic gardening and environmental protection.

    Kate upcycles vintage Italian furniture and makes garden mosaics.

    We are also experienced bee keepers.

    People visit from all over the world to spend their holidays here and they are always happy to spend time in such lovely surroundings. They are also appreciate the care we put into keeping the holiday units and the gardens clean and tidy.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Discover the local culture in an area famed for agriculture and 'strong and gentle' people.
    Learn how to run a holiday villa and the 'tricks of the trade'.

    Become familiar with the Maiella mountain range and be surrounded by wildlife. Wild boar, deer, falcons, and owls are regular visitors to the garden and eagles, wolves and brown bears live in the mountain range.

  • Help

    Help

    Experience something different!

    Stay in the real Italy, unchanged and glorious. We would like a housekeeper or a couple to clean the 3 holiday rental units before guests arrive.

    There is an above ground pool that needs simple maintenance.

    We are keen to share our skills and creative knowledge of up-cycling furniture, garden mosaics and working with driftwood. English lessons are offered and a food allowance of 50euro per person per week is given.

    Accommodation is in a comfortable self contained apartment with a wood stove, a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. Wi-fi is available and we're happy to take you to visit nearby medieval hill top towns and wineries.

    The area is rural, timeless and agricultural with small farms leading up to the mountains and the national park where walking is a joy.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Italian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Self contained 1 bedroom, bathroom and kitchen apartment with a private entrance, very comfortably furnished.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are lots of medieval hill top towns that are perfect for photographers and painters to capture. The area is unchanged and many of the buildings are hundreds of years old.

    Mountain bikes are available to use locally, and the coast is 35 minutes drive away.

    People love the peace and quiet of the area, it's a land without fences so roaming around is easy, there is hardly any traffic and just enjoying the amazing views while sipping the local wine is heavenly.

    The local shop, bar, petrol pump run by the same family is only a kilometre away and is a community hub where the locals gather.

    During the summer there are lots of festivals with food, entertainment and dancing. People love to be out at night and celebrate the warm weather.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Looking up to Palombaro on the ridge and the Maiella mountains beyond.
The entrance to the Amaro apartment.
The villa on a warm summer night. The fence keeps the wild boar out but not the owls or the falcons.
Looking up to the mountains through the garden.
A band walks into the village to open the festa.







Host ref number: 844922822715